Enlisted July 17,
1942 and entered the 95th Infantry Division in Austin, Texas
entered O.C.S. and graduated March 1943.
Europe in September 1944 in action with the 44th Infantry
Division. Landed in Cherbourg and proceeded in combat with C.H. 3rd. Battalion - Machine Gun Platoon. Spent the winter
fighting the Nazis and living in fox holes. At one time Ken
went 60 days
without a change of clothes. He endured many battles with many of
the young soldiers under his command killed.
combat in the Tyrol Mountains of Austria. His division was the
first to cross the Rhine River and also kicked back. A lot of
fighting with many close calls but he never got hit by artillery,
mortars, small arms or land mines. He indicated he had a guardian
angel. Ken received the Silver and Bronze Stars for gallantry
and valor when he personally, under intense fire, dragged several of
his wounded men out of further danger. He also received a battle field
promotion and the combat infantry badge. Ken was one of the
highest decorated veterans at Lexington.
He and his wife,
Vivian, lived in the Estate Homes.
|Ken Rose passed away
at his summer home in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin on November 26, 2003.
He was 83. Ken will be buried with full military honors at Arlington
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